So how much is it all going to cost?
I have a better question, why do you care? Someone recently commented that by the time I get done building this thing I would have been able to buy a motorhome with the money I've spent. Maybe so, but what value can you place on the creation of something interesting and useful? Maybe it's a guy thing? I don't think so, my wife and I have spent some good time together, here on this computer, in wrecking yards and in home stores picking out the various components that will make up our investment. What I am trying to say is, this a lot more than a motorhome. The dollars may add up, probably faster than I would care to admit, but the project itself has a life and a value of its own far beyond anything a balance sheet could describe!
Because I have had to put hobbies aside in order to devote more time and money to the bus project I am not going to add in the cost of tools and items such as sand paper or welding rod as I consider this to be disposable money I would have spent otherwise. I will list as best I can the major components as they come.
$150.00 / The Bus.
$600.00 / Generator (ouch) Hey, I needed a generator anyway! Its multi purpose, if the electricity ever goes out I can run the pump and stuff!
$200.00 / Wrecking yard visit #1. Six cool RV windows, a nice hinged door for my generator box, a sink, and an ice box.
$30.00 / 25 gallon LP tank.
$130.00 / Large two door refrigerator and repair parts.
$15.00 / Stainless bathroom sink w/ faucet & drain
Total to date = $1125.00